Daylesford shiatsu massage practitioner, therapist and founder Richard Christopher Spence has been practicing shiatsu for many years. With extensive experienece in massage and understanding of nutritional medicine and macrobiotic cooking Richard provides a holistic experience for body, mind and soul.

Offering traditional shiatsu, a Japanese paramedical complementary system of massage therapy developed from traditional remedial massage and acupressure, literally translated as finger pressure (Shi atsu)

What is shiatsu massage

Originally from Japan, Shiatsu massage is a massage technique used to correct imbalances in one's body by applying pressure to the body's surface using only the fingers, palms, and thumbs on points are related to the central nervous system. Based on the holistic system of traditional eastern medicine, Shiatsu massage , also referred to as acupressure, is thought to result from the uneven flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body. The technique's Founder, Tokujiro Namikoshi first discovered the beneficial properties of Shiatsu massage at a young age when he was able to reduce his mother's arthritic pain simply by applying pressure to her joints and rubbing them.

How is shiatsu massage performed

Shiatsu is performed by the practitioner pressing with their thumbs, fingers and palms on Shiatsu points throughout the body to enhance the body's natural healing ability and prevent the progression of disease. Shiatsu points are called "Tsubo" in Japanese and their location and the effect of Shiatsu on them is based on an understanding of modern Anatomy and Physiology.

These points are effective in treating all body systems including the Integumentary, Muscular, Nervous, Circulatory, Skeletal, Endocrine, and Digestive systems. They are applicable only to Shiatsu Therapy and are not related to ancient "Chinese Meridians" for Acupuncture, Moxibustion or Anma therapy.

The Shiatsu practitioner feels points of tension and apply Shiatsu as a treatment at the same time. The amount of pressure and its tempo are gauged to apply the appropriate pressure for each person - sometimes strong or soft - quick or slow.

Where is Daylesford Shiatsu Massage located

We are centrally located in Daylesford offering private inhouse consultations and mobile therapy consultations in and around the Hepburn Springs and Daylesford townships.

Shiatsu therapy & Macrobiotic nutrition at DSM

Founder & practitioner Richard C Spence

Founder & practitioner Richard C Spence

Richard has been practicing shiatsu therapy utilizing his unique skills in oriental health diagnosis for many years. His background in macrobiotic nutrition laying the foundation. Read More >

Shiatsu therapy and oriental health diagnosis

Shiatsu therapy and oriental health diagnosis

Daylesford shiatsu massage offers individual shiatsu therapy sessions from a private location in Daylesford. Sessions include shiatsu massage,oriental diagnosis. Read More >

Make an appointment now. Phone 0466011567

Make an appointment now. Phone 0466011567

Contact Daylesford Shiatsu Massage for an appointment with Richard now. Both in-house and mobile therapy sessions available by appointment only. Read More >

Macrobiotic nutrition

Macrobiotic nutrition

The macrobiotic diet is recognised worldwide as a sound program for total nutritional health. it is scientifically supported as an authentic healthy method of wellbeing Read More >